David Larrick Yeomen of Regard - 2004
There are few areas of endeavor undertaken by the Savoyards to which David Larrick has not been a significant contributor. As Conductor for ten of our G&S shows, David raised the bar of artistic expectations and performance to levels to heights seldom reached in community theater. As six-time Technical Director, and also sometime set and lighting designer, David helped set the standard for our production values, focusing on artistic excellence, and also practicality and safety. But David has also been a visionary, from contributing to the re-formation of the Savoyards in the mid-eighties to proposing and leading the first productions of our now-traditional Summer Shows, extending the reach and scope of our Company.
1980 The Gondoliers: Assistant Director of Music
1981 The Pirates of Penzance: Conductor
1982 Princess Ida: Conductor, composed the “Princess Ida Overture” for this production and arranged the “Act III Finale” based on the words and music of Gilbert and Sullivan
1983 Cox & Box / HMS Pinafore: Conductor, prepared orchestration for “O Bliss! O Rapture!” especially for the Sudbury Savoyards, rehearsal accompanist aka “Fumble Fingers Larrick”
1984 Patience: Conductor
1985 The Yeomen of the Guard: Conductor
1985 August - Implemented first Task Lists for Board Staff and Committee Chairs
1986 The Mikado: Conductor, also developed “The Larrick Letter”, a community theater newsletter delivered via email to over 150 Digital employee subscribers
1987 Iolanthe: Conductor, Set Construction Crew, Playbill Ads
1988 Utopia, Ltd.: Mr. Blushington, Technical Director, Playbill Ad Sales, Playbill Typist, Implemented the first “Strike Plan” and “De-Brief Report”
1989 HMS Pinafore: Technical Director, Set Construction Chief, Chorus of Sailors
1990 Ruddygore: Technical Director, Chorus of Ancestors “Sir Desmond Murgatroyd”
1991 The Gondoliers: Antonio, Technical Director, rehearsal accompanist
1991 Sept. 14, 1991: Produced and Co-Conducted Memorial “With Joyous Shouts and Ringing Cheer” for Warren Colson
1992 The Sorcerer: Conductor, restored much of the original music, notes and keys, as well as reconstructed the Act II music for Ahrimanes’ solo “Oh, Hideous Doom”
1993 The Pirates of Penzance: The Pirate King, Set Designer, Technical Director, rehearsal accompanist
1994 Patience: Conductor, Set Construction, Painting and Lighting Crews
1995 The Mikado: Conductor, Set Construction, Painting and Lighting Crews
1996 Princess Ida: Arac, Set Construction Crew
1996 Proposed venue, and served as Producer, of the “Sudbury Savoyards Summer Show” which debuted in the Summer of 1996 with Charley’s Aunt
1997 The Yeomen of the Guard: Production Designer, Technical Director
1998 Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore: Master Electrician, Follow-spot Operator, Stage Crew
1998 The Importance of Being Earnest: Lighting Crew, Publicity Chief
1999 Iolanthe: Set Construction, Lighting Crew
1999 Foggerty’s Fairy: Lighting Crew
2000 Ruddigore: Set Construction, Lighting Crew
2000 You Can’t Take It With You: Special Thanks
2001 The Gondoliers: Lighting Designer, Set Construction, Chorus
2001 Blithe Spirit: Lighting Crew and originated the “Stupid Savoyard Tricks” cabaret (later to be known as “Savoy Club”)
2002 The Sorcerer: Master Electrician, Set Construction, donated full score and orchestra parts
2002 Engaged: Special Thanks
2002 Savoy Club: Producer, Stage Manager, Accompanist
2003 Patience: Set Construction
2003 Savoy Club: Performed with the “Shepherd’s Pie Dixieland Band”

Induction Ceremony - February 28, 2004

David Larrick Induction Ceremony

David Larrick

David Larrick's Induction Speech by Tom Powers

Speech by David Larrick at the Induction Ceremony

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